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Dvd burner hello My drive wont read or write dvds? it will read cd roms and music but not dvds i tried to get help from hp but they of coarse were not helpful at all. any ideas i heard somthing about rootkits disabling the dvd portion of the driv3e? is this possible??

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Download a DVD software for your OS from the internet since it appears that your drive is working. Try "DVD software download" in google search.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
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